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My Ántonia

by Willa Cather Standard Ebooks (April 02, 2019)

My Ántonia (first published 1918) is considered the greatest novel by American writer Willa Cather. My Ántonia — pronounced with the accent on the first syllable of "Ántonia" — is the final book of the...


Little Miss Quick-Fix

by Amani Gunawardana Library For All (March 01, 2019)

Little Miss Quick Fix thinks she's found the solution to all of her problems - but her solution may only be temporary. Reading Level 3 Keywords: humour; lessons; problem solving; learning


Summertime Storm

by Kayt Duncan Library For All (March 01, 2019)

There's a big summertime storm rolling in! What will they have to do to get it to stop raining? Reading Level 4 Keywords: weather; family; toys; seasons


Playtime on the Beach

by Samson Leri Library For All (February 09, 2019)

The king tide has passed - Lupindi can make sandcastles now! Reading Level 2 Keywords: coastal environment; family; fish; food


The War Chant of Maiwara Village

by Noriega Kigolena Igara Library For All (January 04, 2019)

The children of the village are told about when tribes used to fight and the chant that saved them from danger. Reading Level 4 Keywords: war; village life; mythology; lessons


Tana Saves a Turtle

by Noriega Kigolena Igara Library For All (December 20, 2018)

Tana doesn't like how his uncles kill turtles - what will he do? Reading Level 4 Keywords: coastal environment; family; food; turtles


Tali the Willie Wagtail

by Noriega Kigolena Igara Library For All (December 20, 2018)

Humans have moved into Tali the Willie Wagtail's home and it doesn't feel like home anymore. Reading Level 4 Keywords: birds; urbanisation; dogs; social issues


Zuki The Crocodile

by Caroline Evari Library For All (December 20, 2018)

Zuki the Crocodile goes on the search for a friend! Reading Level 3 Keywords: animals; friendship; swamp environment; social issues


King Tide

by Samson Leri Library For All (December 01, 2018)

We need to leave! The king tide is coming! Reading Level 4 Keywords: village life; customs; weather; coastal life


Scary-Hair Emma

by Aiki Flinthart Library For All (December 01, 2018)

Emma doesn't want to get out of bed in the morning to tame her hair for school. But what happens when Emma's parents stop helping her get ready? Reading Level – Early Reader Keywords: friendship; social issues;...


Kina Returns to Sariba Island

by Noriega Igara Library For All (November 29, 2018)

Kina the turtle hopes to one day find her mother again. Reading Level 4 Keywords: animals; turtles; family; life cycles


Life of a Joey

by Melinda Lem Library For All (November 27, 2018)

The little joey has so much to learn! Reading Level 1 Keywords: animals; family; baby; kangaroos


Lupindi and the Weather Man

by Samson Leri Library For All (November 27, 2018)

Lupindi's grandfather is the weather man! Lupindi loves to hear his grandfather's stories about magic. Reading Level 2 Keywords: family; village life; weather; mythology


Katie Kicks a Goal

by Holly Gray Library For All (November 27, 2018)

Katie loves playing soccer, but she's worried about the big game against the boys' team. Has she practised hard enough? Reading Level 4 Keywords: bullying; social issues; sport; gender


Old Mulga and the Pawpaw Tree

by Carolin Evari Library For All (November 24, 2018)

Mulga loves watering the pawpaw tree everyday and the fresh fruit it provides! But what will happen when the tree catches on fire? Reading Level 3 Keywords: family; food; nature; weather


Tuk Is Big Now

by Hinamuyuweta Ellis Library For All (November 02, 2018)

Tuk's mother says he is old enough now that he has to look after himself! What will he do? Reading Level 3 Keywords: birds; family; growing up; lessons


The Green Pecking Bird

by Samson Leri Library For All (October 20, 2018)

A green pecking bird leaves a big mess in our village. The villagers need to clean it all up, but we still like to watch this special bird. Reading Level 3 Keywords: Birds; village life; chores; nature


A Terrified Mouse

by Samson Leri Library For All (October 20, 2018)

A little mouse begs a spirit to make him as big and strong as a lion! But he soon learns that being very scary is not a good way to make friends. Reading Level 3 Keywords: mouse; animals; wishes; lion


Under My Shade

by Lulu Ebenis Library For All (October 20, 2018)

A tree tells the story of the many things it sees, day after day, taking place in the shade. Reading Level 2 Keywords: nature; tree; children; school


Why the Cassowary Doesn’t Fly

by Eileen Fleming Library For All (October 20, 2018)

Cassowaries used to be able to fly! Find out how the hornbill tricked the cassowary to become a bird that lives on the ground. Reading Level 3 Keywords: cassowary; friendship; birds; mythology


The Great Eagle

by Leesah Faye Kenny Library For All (October 18, 2018)

The great eagle wants to teach her baby how to fly, but he is very afraid. How can he learn to be brave? Reading Level 3 Keywords: birds; fear; growth and development; parenting


Sagi the Cassowary

by Noriega Igara Library For All (October 18, 2018)

Sagi the Cassowary goes out by himself to look for food but what will he do when he's taken away by the river? Reading Level 2 Keywords: cassowary; weather; animals; natural disasters


Refiloe and the Washed Chickens

by Marion Drew African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Refiloe's sister is getting married. Refiloe's chickens are very dirty and she decides to wash them for the wedding. The chickens do not like being washed. Refiloe cannot find her chickens when it is time for...


A Dancer's Tale: The Story of Phyllis Spira

by Samantha Cutler African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

This is the story of the life of Phyliis Spira, from the time she was a young aspiring dancer, to her world travels, and finally her marriage and creation of dance schools in South Africa.


Kariza's Questions

by Jean de Dieu Bavugempore African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Kariza was encouraged by her parents to ask questions. Asking questions led to finding out about the 'step up and wash' tool (kandagirukarabe) and the importance of washing hands before eating.


Serious accident

by Clare Verbeek, Thembani Dladla, Zanele Buthelezi African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Two children see a terrible accident between a truck and a car.


Two hungry boys

by Clare Verbeek, Thembani Dladla, Zanele Buthelezi African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

This is a counting story. Work out how many cupcakes Ben and Thabo took and how many they left for Granny.


The Goat That Ate the Spinach

by Claudine Van Rooyen, Halio Makutane African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A story about naughty boys and a kind grandmother.


Ketty the Naughty Girl

by Bathokwa book club African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Ketty learns to listen.


Hungry Jackal and the sour grapes

by Kholeka Mabeta African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A hungry jackal comes across a ripe bunch of grapes is hanging from a branch. Will he ever get the grapes?


Animals Get Legs

by Mutugi Kamundi African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Maguru decides to give legs to all animals so they can enjoy walking like people.


Greedy Hyena

by John Nga'sike African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A girl gets stuck to a rock and her mother builds a fence around her for protection. Greedy Hyena plots to eat the girl.


Hare and Hyena Grow Crops

by Mutugi Kamundi African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Although they are friends, Hare benefits from Hyena's stupidity. But no matter how clever Hare is, he will not be able to fool Hyena forever.


Hyena, Hare and Their Basins

by Charles Katiwa Kiema African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

If a basin can give birth, then it is a living thing. All living things can die. (Also available at Level 4.).


School Clothes

by Zanele Buthelezi, Thembani Dladla & Clare Verbeek African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

I am going back to school and have to try on all my school clothes to see if they fit.


My Body

by Zanele Buthelezi, Thembani Dladla & Clare Verbeek African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

We can do many actions with our bodies, but there's one activity that we can't do.


The lady in orange

by Ursula Nafula African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A child is fascinated by the colour orange.


Beloved daughter

by Ritah Katetemera, Mulongo Bukheye African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Natabo's favourite pot is broken, and she is so upset that she runs away to the forest. (Also available at Level 3.).


Breakfast

by Zanele Buthelezi, Thembani Dladla & Clare Verbeek African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Find out what Dad and I love to eat for breakfast.


I can do this

by Zanele Buthelezi, Thembani Dladla & Clare Verbeek African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

This picture book describes activities that we learn to do as we grow up.


Holidays with grandmother

by Violet Otieno African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Two children are excited as they prepare to visit their grandmother in her village. They enjoy life in the village so much that they don't want to leave.


The Seventh Sun: A Tribal Tale From Odisha, India

by Indian Folktale African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

There was a time when there were seven suns in the sky.


Colours of a rainbow

by Caren Echesa African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

This story lists the colours of the rainbow and things you might see in everyday life that share these colours.


Things We Can Do

by Zanele Buthelezi, Thembani Dladla & Clare Verbeek African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Simple two-word sentences about actions and activities.


Sparky at the Playground

by Michael Koini Library For All (September 29, 2018)

Sparky the dog goes to the playground to find a friend to play with, but not everyone in his village wants to be friends. Reading Level 2 Keywords: Dogs; pets; friendship; animals


The Natural Water Cooler

by Samson Leri Library For All (September 29, 2018)

In our village, we don't have any electricity. But we can still have a cold drink of water. Do you know how? Reading Level 3 Keywords: Village life; water; family; chores


My Body Does Great Things

by Steven Doe Library For All (September 28, 2018)

My ears can hear. My mouth can talk. My legs can run. My body does great things! Reading Level 2 Keywords: human body; growth and development; parts of the body; senses.


The Dancing Sand

by Samson Leri Library For All (September 27, 2018)

The village discovers wavy patterns spread out across the white sand. The leader of the village goes on a quest to find out who made them. Reading Level 3 Keywords: Natural world, village life, traditions, coastal...


Seta and the Two Castles

by Noriega Igara Library For All (September 27, 2018)

Seta's father shares his secrets about navigating the seas at night in their beautiful coastal village. Reading Level 2 Keywords: traditions; coastal environment; fishing; family


Remy the Raindrop

by Stephanie Gall Library For All (September 27, 2018)

Remy lives in a fluffy cloud, until the sun warms the cloud and he drifts to the ground with his friends. This is a gentle story about the rainforest water cycle. Reading Level 3 Keywords: natural world; water;...